Dairy products may increase bone density in older men

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:28

New York, April 6 (IANS) Men, take note. If you are suffering from low bone density or frequent pain in your spine due to ageing, then milk, yogurt and cheese may help you achieve a positive outcome, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.


Teenage nicotine exposure may up alcohol abuse risk later

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:46

New York, April 6 (IANS) Individuals exposed to nicotine during their adolescence are likely to drink more alcohol than those who were not exposed to nicotine or were only exposed to it during adulthood, finds a study over rats.


Overuse of digital devices hampers romantic relationships: Survey

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:44

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) While digital devices have helped couples to communicate and stay connected to each other, these has also led to arguments between nearly 60 per cent of romantic partners on overuse and cybersecurity issues, revealed a survey.


Vehicles figure in Pune overtakes human population

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:26

Pune, April 5 (IANS) Pune has notched up another distinction: The total number of vehicles here has surpassed the human population, considered a first for any urban area in the country, officials said.


This app may relieve you from menstrual cramps

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:52

London, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new app with acupressure-based features that could help mitigate the pain and cramps women experience during menstruation.


Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol most beneficial to poor: Lancet

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:00

New York, April 5 (IANS) Taxes on unhealthy products like soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, have the potential to produce major health gains among the poorest in society who are disproportionately affected by diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers suggest.


Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:38

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Regularly practicing Tai Chi -- an ancient Chinese martial art form -- can help improve respiratory function in people with chronic breathing problems, according to a new study. It could be a low-cost and easily accessible option.


Broccoli may prevent hardening of neck arteries in the elderly

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:46

Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Eating cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found.


Can 'surprise' work for social change?

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:40

New York, April 4 (IANS) Surprising someone -- whether it's by a joke or via a gasp-inducing plot twist of a book or movie -- can not only create a memorable experience, but also become a powerful tool for social influence, according to a study.